X8 Tips: How to Set & Save Operation Defaults

Mastercam X8 Tips: How to Set & Save Operation Defaults








Mastercam allows for various settings to be specified as operation defaults so you do not have to re-set them every use. You can also save multiple default files so different users can use different defaults.


Navigate to the Files page under Machine Group Properties. 

X8 Tips: Defaults-Toolpaths








Select the Options button under Operation Defaults

X8 Tips: Default Options













Then simply navigate to the operation you wish to modify, select Parameters and change the desired defaults.  

X8 Tips: Default Parameters














For editing numerous operations at once, select all the operations you wish to modify, right click in the operations field, and select Edit Common Parameters.

X8 Tips: Edit Common Parameters















Also, when creating certain toolpaths, you have the option to save the given parameters to the defaults file.

X8 Tips: Default Save






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